Have you noticed anything unusual about this quarter? Believe it or not, this particular quarter was sold on eBay for a whopping $35,000.

When we typically think of rare coins, our minds often drift to those minted centuries ago. However, that’s not always the case, especially with some quarters from the 1970s. Many of us have spare change scattered around the house or stashed in jars, but how can we discern if we possess a rare coin? Let’s delve deeper to find out!

In 2016, an individual listed a 1970 quarter on eBay for an astonishing $35,000. Initially, it might appear to be one of those peculiar instances where people list random items online for exorbitant amounts, just to test the waters and see if anyone would make the purchase. After all, the value of an item is ultimately determined by what someone is willing to pay for it, right?

Nevertheless, the coin garnered significant interest from 20 bidders and ultimately sold for the full asking price of $35,000. This begs the question… why? And could there be more quarters out there worth significantly more than their face value suggests?

As reported by Women’s World magazine, there exists a limited number of coins minted in 1970 that were mistakenly struck over 1941 Canadian quarters! Once you know what to look for, the printing error becomes apparent.

For comparison, here’s an image of a 1941 Canadian quarter:

Now, upon closer examination of the 1970 quarter, subtle markings of the original Canadian coin can be observed. For instance, printed letters adjacent to “Liberty,” or “1941” imprinted beneath “Dollar.”